In The Second Decade Of Each Century, A New Global Order Commonly Starts To Assert Itself In The Th, Napoleon S Defeat Gave Birth To The World Of Rivalrous European Powers In The Th, The First World War Triggered A Wave Of Revolutions That Cleared A Path For The American Era Ours Appears To Be No Different The World Is Once Again On The Move China Extends Its Influence Across The Globe Europe Is Struggling To Maintain Unity And The United States Looks Hollowed Out By Its Own Past Adventures Meanwhile Russia Is Up To A Lot Of Startlingly Bold New Tricks In This Expanded New Edition Of The World In Conflict, John Andrews Tackles Head On The Reasons Why Global Violence Is Ever Present In Our Lives He Analyses Every Single One Of Today S Major Conflicts Region By Region, Considering The Causes, Contexts, Participants, Impacts And Likely Outcomes He Looks At Recently Ended Wars That Still Spawn Intermittent Fighting And He Considers Where, Why And How New Conflicts Might Erupt This Is A Must read For Our Interesting Times, A Guide To Our New World Of Terrorism, Kompromat And Cyber War, Shifting Powers And Enduring Strife If You Want To Know Who Is Fighting Where, For What, And Whether They Can Win, The World In Conflict Is Indispensable A good read for someone wanting knowledge of the current world conflicts Book is pretty updated since it s published in 2016 Lot of stats and names of all the organization and groups that could be overwhelming for some readers.
If you are doing a paper and need reference material and do not have a good background of the political side of the world this is a good book for that.
I am not someone who is in a position to judge the specifics of John Andrews history of recent world discord, but I sense that this book is a valuable overview of many troublespots, and offers a wide perspective The sheer number of conflicts sometimes comes across as a litany of human failures, and can make for depressing reading But to have some perspective is important, if for no other reason than to realize that the notion of today s conflicts being somehow different from what has come before is folly The author has certainly had the experience as an author and journalist to lend credibility to his views.
Gives good depth in explanations of the issues and how they arose historically, without bogging the reader down in detail Written for the general audience, so easy to read and understand.
Another advantage of this book is it s very up to date, including recent developments.